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The Japanese Art of Self

Procrastinating to Get Things Done

Do you consider yourself a <b>procrastinator?</b><p>Undoubtedly, many of us have procrastinated on some project or task at some point in our lives.<p><i>But that’s</i> …

#IWAKEUPFOR | The Ikigai Concept

Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness and Overcome Adversity

Without warning, Soviet Union planes came roaring over the city of Helsinki, Finland on November 30, 1939. Finland was about to receive a violent …

Self-improvement

10 Morning Rituals From the World's Most Prolific Entrepreneurs

We all have some sort of morning ritual. Whether if it’s responding to emails, exercising, planning your day, or sipping on a cup of coffee, these …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Steve Wanner is a highly respected 37-year-old partner at Ernst & Young, married with four young children. When we met him a year ago, he was working 12- to 14-hour days, felt perpetually exhausted, and found it difficult to fully engage with his family in the evenings, which left him feeling …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

How to Have a Meaningful New Year

<b>With the New Year here, many of us are reflecting on our lives and wondering how we can improve them in the months ahead.</b><p><b></b><p>Usually, this means taking …

20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

As a hopeless lover of both letters and notable advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958. Found in <b>Letters of Note:</b> …

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Subscribe to the ToDo Institute’s Quote of the Week * indicates required Email Address * First Name Many of us feel compelled to celebrate our good …

Rethinking Goals and Resolutions for the New Year

by Trudy Boyle Last New Year’s Eve, my spouse asked me what I wanted to get done in 2004. He wondered what I wanted to achieve, and what projects I …

The Three Hungers

by Richard Leider There are three hungers that people are trying to feed throughout their lives: The first hunger is to connect deeply with the …

The 84th Problem

There’s a story about a farmer who came to see the Buddha to tell him about his numerous life difficulties. He told the Buddha about his troubles …

Did You Get What You Deserved in 2015?

I do not know about you, but I definitely did not get all I deserved in 2015. If I had, things would have been worse. I came to this felicitous realization by reflecting on the year in a different way.<p>At year's end in the past, I used to conduct an annual self-sabotaging ritual. It consisted of …

Why Your Resolutions Should Wait

The beginning of the New Year is seen as a transition for many of us. It’s a time to step back from our life to reconsider where we’ve been and where …

Moments of Grace in a Grim Year

On Christmas Eve in 1968, as the three astronauts of Apollo 8 were sailing around the moon, they sent a message home. With the world watching on live television, they took turns reading the creation story from Genesis, and then signed off.<p>“Good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas,” said Col. Frank …

Spiritually Literate New Year's Resolutions | Features | Spirituality & Practice

1. I will live in the present moment. I will not obsess about the past or worry about the future.<p>2. I will cultivate the art of making connections. I …

Skip the New Year's Resolutions: 5 Tips to Have a Happy Life

<i>Photo credit to Alyssa Braver</i><p>As another year passes and a new one begins, it is only natural to think about how you can improve your life. Many of us try to start this journey of self improvement by making New Year's resolutions. We vow that this year will be the year that we will succeed in …

12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools

The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth …

Mindfulness

'Brighton' Just May Be One Of The Most Uplifting Music Videos Ever

Brighton from Public Record on Vimeo.<p>This is one of the most uplifting music videos we think we've ever seen.<p>Produced by Public Record, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker collective, the clip tells the true story of a starry-eyed young couple, Lincoln and Hilary, who move out of the city to start a farm in …

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